Oh maybe, maybe it's the clothes we wear
The tasteless bracelets and the dye in our hair
Maybe it's our kookiness
Or maybe, maybe it's our nowhere towns
Our nothing places and our cellophane sounds
Maybe it's our looseness

But we're trash, you and me
We're the litter on the breeze
We're the lovers on the streets
Just trash, me and you
It's in everything we do
It's in everything we do

Oh maybe, maybe it's the things we say
The words we've heard and the music we play
Maybe it's our cheapness
Or maybe, maybe it's the times we've had
The lazy days and the crazes and the fads
Maybe it's our sweetness

But we're trash, you and me
We're the litter on the breeze
We're the lovers on the streets
Just trash, me and you
It's in everything we do
It's in everything we do

We're trash, you and me
We're the lovers on the streets
We're the litter on the breeze
Just trash, me and you
It's in everything we do
It's in everything we do

Oh, you and me, yeah
You and me
(We're the litter on the breeze)

Oh, you and me, yeah
You and me
(It's in everything we do)


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Trash Lyrics as written by Richard Oakes Brett Anderson

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  • +6
    General Comment

    sounds like hes saying that if your in a certain social ,cultred, group ur just labelled as being trash and theres is no real reason for you to be labelled as 'trash' you are just coz of what you do

    Soundfixationon June 29, 2008   Link
  • +4
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    I remember listenting to this on long car rides with my parents when I was five or six...I've always seen it as somwhat atypical love song, about them being different and not fitting in, and creating a world of their own which is beautiful, but others can't understand it. But at the same time, it can be taken as such a view on the world by an individual And also like BirdFlew said, actually liking the feeling of being dirty and trash. Like ugliness turned beautiful...

    pixiethingon October 13, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    A beautiful song of alienation, bringing people closer together.

    fourgangeron November 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    rumour has it i was conceved to this song. Dosent matter ive loved it for ages

    Braton March 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I'd just say its about being young and looked down on cos the way they live their lives even if some of it is self inflicted. The middle aged tutting you as u walk down the streets getting drunk ready for another night of debauchery, listening to music they find intolerable. All I know is thats what it makes me think of. The older generation and the more better bred looking down on us "Trash".

    Perfect Wh()reon November 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I love this song!

    fweeon April 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    To me, this just seems like a song about two teenagers in love who are deeply looked down upon, but honestly just don’t care. The lyrics talk about their “kookiness”, their dyed hair and their fashion sense as well as their music. This is a very big stereotype for teenagers by them looking either scruffy or very different in their fashion sense, or their music which can be varied upon many time periods. Maybe these two teenagers are being looked down upon by others around them as they are young and may fall into rebellious stereotypes amongst older people around them. Though still no matter what happens or how much they are judged, they simply cannot find any reason to care about it and therefore label themselves as “trash” for simply being a “trashy” teenage stereotype.

    normanbuttlordon July 19, 2022   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    white trash?

    i don't know. Suede has such a tendency toward cheeky Glam, it's hard to tell!

    roger wilcoon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Ah, nay, m'dear roger_wilco; 's merely a comment on their type, flambuoyant glam indiekids. Looks down at own clothes and (34) tasteless bracelets... oh, moi = such a cliche...

    ***Moogon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    it's actually a personal song about one of Brett's relationships.

    hollaback_dadon February 08, 2006   Link

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